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Safety – what does ‘safety’ mean in relationships

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Safer sex

Safer sex is using condoms (or using dams) and a water-based lubricant when engaging in sexual contact. Practising safer sex will help to prevent you getting a sexually transmissible infection (STI) and/or experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. You can also protect yourself from STIs by: Not having sex Having sex with only one monogamous partner Reducing …

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STI testing

If you have no symptoms, your doctor will ask you for a sample of urine and a blood test. Most men will not require any more testing, but women may also need a swab taken from the vagina (which you may do for yourself if you prefer). If you do have symptoms, your doctor will …

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